With their striking red and white-ribbed leaves, radicchio are wonderful to admire in the garden or a plate. They have quite a sharp flavour, which are perfect for salads or lightly steamed meats. They can also be roasted and paired with balsamic vinegar, for a beautifully sweet and tangy combo. Radicchio grows very similar to lettuce - easily and without much fuss! Just give them plenty of sun in your garden or balcony and you’ll be rewarded.


How to grow radicchio in a garden

  1. Fill starter pots or trays with Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix. Sow seeds, cover, firm down and water well. Keep the soil moist so the seeds don’t dry out. 
  2. While the seedlings are growing, choose a sunny spot in the garden and prepare the planting area well by digging in Yates Thrive Natural Blood & Bone with Seaweed.
  3. Once seedlings have emerged, feed weekly with Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate. Allow seedlings to grow to about 3-4cm before transplanting.
  4. When transplanting them into your prepared garden bed, ensure seedlings are well spaced – at least 30cm apart. Mulch with an organic mulch, such as pea or lucerne straw and water in well.
  5. Feed weekly with Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate to ensure strong root development and a good leafy growth.
  6. Harvest individual leaves as they grow or harvest whole heads when they’re firm to touch. Make successive sowings every few weeks to extend the harvest window. 

     


How to grow radicchio in a pot

  1. Choose a pot or trough at least 300mm wide and deep. Position in full sun.
  2. Fill starter pots or trays with Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix. Sow seeds, cover, firm down and water well. Keep the soil moist so the seeds don’t dry out. 
  3. Once seedlings reach 3-4cm tall, fill chosen pots with quality potting mix, such as Yates Premium Potting Mix. Transplant seedling into pot and water in well with Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate
  4. Feed weekly with Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate.
  5. Harvest individual leaves as they grow or harvest whole heads when they’re firm to touch. Make successive sowings every few weeks to extend the harvest window. 


More Plants

Radishes

Radishes are fast, but healthy food! They grow really quickly and can be ready to pick in just 4 to 8 weeks.

Onion

They may make you cry, but onions are worth the tears! They can impart such a sweet or savoury flavour to your dishes, depending on how they’re used.

Broad Beans

Broad Beans are so rewarding to grow. And if you give them the right conditions, they will happily grow in the garden or in large pots.

Cauliflower

An incredibly versatile vegie, cauliflower can be grown and harvested to make a cheesy cauliflower bake, mashed cauliflower (the kids won’t know the difference!) or low-carb cauliflower ‘rice’.

Recommended products

Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix

Specially formulated for trouble-free seed raising in trays (or outdoor seed sowing direclty into the ground) and propagation of cuttings.

Yates Premium Potting Mix

A premium potting mix, ideal for all potted plants and shrubs, including ornamentals, fruit trees, vegies and herbs.